All images © Casey Kelbaugh

PHOTOFAIRS New York launched at the Javits Center from September 8-10 with a VIP Preview Day on September 7. We bring you seven photos we feel encapsulate the expansive artworks, programming and atmosphere throughout the inaugural edition.  

The fair’s first edition also marks the launch of the 21c Acquisition Prize. Read more about the initiative here

Artist Tiffany Smith had two artist activations throughout the fair, where she invited the public to sit in a wicker peacock chair as a meditation space.

Andrés Denegri’s (represented by Rolf Art) installation stood at the entrance of the fair, drumming up a lot of interest from visitors.

Alongside viewing the curated presentations, visitors could browse books in a number of booths, including Printed Matter, Inc’s space dedicated to photobooks.  

A number of projects invited visitors to interact and play – including this intriguing piece by Daniel Rozin in bitforms’ booth. RGB Lights Mirror is made up of aluminum knobs that create a 3D illusion that is almost holographic.  

TRANSFER’s solo presentation of Huntrezz’s INFILTERITERATIONS piqued curiosity at the fair. With her multi-layered face filters, Huntrezz weaves an augmented reality mythology of the self. The success of the artist’s first art fair appearance made it certain it wouldn’t be her last.  

Conversations between art lovers, collectors and galleries were had throughout the fair, helping to make PHOTOFAIRS New York a global nexus of contemporary art and photography.   

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